Family in East Lansing
This position requires work in a child care center with children from two weeks to six years old. An employee in this position helps children in all program activities, interacts with them, guides their interactions with each other, and instructs them in the use of materials. The Teaching Aide is an integral and vital member of the teaching team in the classroom. Teachers Aides are hired to the center and may be assigned to any classroom as needed. The Aides duties are carried out under the close supervision of the Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. Qualifications High school diploma required, prefer additional education in Child Development or a related field. Knowledge relating to young children, first aid methods, and safety requirements. Ability to work with children in a warm, responsible, and positive manner and to react calmly in a crisis situation. Physical and mental stamina Ability to stand for long periods of time Ability to bend down, kneel, sit on floor, run and move quickly Ability to lift up to 30 lbs, repeatedly and as needed Successful completion of an in-classroom observation and reference checks Positive Criminal Background Check and DHS Central Registry Clearance Provide proof of a Tuberculosis Test having been completed within the past year and a Medical Clearance having been completed within 6 months of hire. TB test required prior to working with children Medical Clearance require no later than 30 days after beginning work Responsibilities Relating to the Team Teachers and the Classroom Specific job descriptions for Teaching Aides will vary in each classroom and will be determined by the Lead or Assistant Teachers and Administrative Director at the beginning of each term. Additional responsibilities may be added or agreed upon by the Aide and the Team Teachers. Room maintenance: help keep toys in order, keep floors and table spaces clean and orderly during the working day, sort artwork, arrange bulletin boards, etc. Supervise activities as directed by the Lead or Assistant Teacher including eating, toileting, tooth brushing, napping, dressing, free play activities, small group and outdoor activities Aides are expected to interact with the children in a warm, positive, and supportive manner; to intervene in childrens activities only when adult assistance is needed; to remain with one or more children until relieved by another adult; and to use positive guidance approaches. Report to the Lead or Assistant Teacher any pertinent problems, injuries incurred by the children, observations and parent inquiries. Accept the suggestions of the Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher and/or Administration to improve teaching and management techniques. Check the daily and/or weekly schedule and lesson plans to ensure understanding of daily expectations Attend all required aide staff in-service training and/or meetings. Job offers are contingent upon the completion and positive review of a Criminal History Background Check, Central Registry Clearance, employee Health Appraisal with Tuberculosis Test, and References Check.
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